PhD abstract by Oliver Boles, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK
Pastoralism has long been regarded as a difficult subject matter for archaeology, particularly in eastern Africa.
Michael Herger, Master degree student in Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland
It is early morning on 8 December 2016 and my driver, Dennis, and I are leaving Nanyuki and heading to the field. It’s a perfectly clear morning. We are lucky to catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Kenya, a rather rare happening during the short rains.
By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme
The nocturnal carnivore genus Genetta comprises 14 species, of which three are known to occur in Kenya.
By Oliver Boles, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
A previous blog on Lolldaiga.com (The Archaeo-Ecology of East African Pastoralism, 16 April 2015) described my work on the archaeological site of Maili Sita on northern Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. The site, radiocarbon-dated to between 1500 and 1700 AD, sits atop a low col crossing Six-Mile Ridge and is marked by an expanse of open grassland surrounded by acacia thicket.